Cheesemans' Ecology Safaris

About Us

A Contagious
Passion for
Nature & Wildlife

For nearly four decades we have designed trips that provide maximum time out in nature to experience and photograph wildlife. Our goal is to inspire travelers with the values of conservation and education. Cheesemans’ Ecology Safaris grew out of Doug, Gail, and Ted Cheeseman’s passion for exploring, protecting, and learning about the incredible wildlife and environments found around the world. To spread this contagious passion wide, we lead unsurpassed tours with the goal of providing a higher standard of wildlife travel under the guidance and knowledge of the best leaders available.

Our Mission

Our mission is to create life-changing safari experiences.

Safari Coordinator Staff

Our safari coordinators are ready to help you sign up and answer questions. Read more about our safari trip leaders.

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Ecology is Our Middle Name

Why is "Ecology" our middle name? Ecology explores the relations of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings. It is ecology that spurs on the great diversity of wildlife and habitats as they compete for survival. Ecology explains the intriguing animal behaviors that we love to watch, photograph, and learn about as we travel to each corner of the globe.

Privacy Policy

Cheesemans' Ecology Safaris values and respects our travelers above all and takes their privacy very seriously. Read our Privacy Policy.

Reserve Early

Early reservation is important so you can have plenty of time to prepare for our in-depth tours. Our small groups have limited space and interest is high often causing our tours to fill over a year in advance. To register, follow the instructions in each itinerary or simply contact us.

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Galapagos Islands

Evolution's Playground

May 9 - 27, 2020

Sail on the most in-depth itinerary possible around the Galapagos Islands, famous for charismatic wildlife.


Snorkel with Humpback Whales

On the Silver Bank, Dominican Rep.

March 28 - April 4, 2020

In the warm waters of the Dominican Republic, the world’s largest concentration of humpback whales.



Primates of the Ancient Forest

May 13 - 29, 2020

Explore an island with pristine ecosystems, charismatic and rare wildlife, and one of the oldest rainforests in the world.


Beluga Camp

Canadian Arctic Adventure

July 9 - 18, 2020

Immerse yourself in the Canadian Arctic wilderness to experience one of the largest beluga whale gatherings in the world.



Snorkel and SCUBA Dive Micronesia

April 2 - 17, 2020

Sail tropical islands in the western Pacific Ocean on our scientific exploration of the newly created Palau National Marine Reserve.


South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula

Earth’s Greatest Wildlife Destination

October 20 to November 11, 2022

Experience the vibrant spring of South Georgia Island and the early season of the Antarctic Peninsula.


Come watch wildlife with us! Cheesemans' Ecology Safaris' distinctive worldwide tours travel to destinations unique for abundant and photogenic mammals, birds and nature. We emphasize maximum field time and action-packed wildlife photography during the best season at each destination.

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